Other Veterans Benefits, you may not be aware of

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Oct 08, 2015


Idaho - Boise and the Treasure Valley

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First, if you are a Veteran, let me thank you for serving our great country. It is a privilege to provide this article in some way of showing my appreciation and gratitude for your contribution to our nation. We feel privileged to provide home care, as well as information for veterans who served our nation in its time of need. We provide you with the information to work through the paperwork to help you avoid potential pension claim delays. Our team will help guide you through the myriad of questions you may have regarding the benefits that you may be entitled to, including the VAs Aid and Attendance Program. Once you become an approved participant in a VA program, myself and the Comfort Keepers team will assist you along the way. You may be familiar with the VA Hospital and Long Term Care benefits, but there are other benefits which allow for services to be brought into your home. Certain VA credentialed agencies can provide the quality home care and companionship our veterans deserve. There are several veteran in home care programs for which an individual may qualify:

Improved Pension Benefit Program
Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program
In-Home Respite Program

Who Qualifies? If you or your spouse served 90 consecutive days of active military duty at least one of those days during a U.S. declared war you may qualify or be partially qualified. Other qualifications include specific financial criteria and documented physical need, requiring assistance with at least 1 Activity of Daily Living, be Legally Blind, or Suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's disease for example, but there are many other conditions that may qualify for the in home care.. The best way to find out is to have a credentialed agency provide a free assessment of your situation. To begin the application process, you will need:

Original discharge certificate
Marriage certificate (divorce papers from any prior marriages, if applicable)
Death certificate of veteran (if applicable)
Social Security numbers for the veteran and spouse

If you think you may qualify for one of the VA programs, you may contact our office, our any home care agency you choose, and once we have an accurate picture of your specific situation, we will advise you of your options. I look forward to serving you and your family, as you have protected mine. Written by Sonjia Yates, owner of Comfort Keepers, 208-895-8822 sonjiayates@comfortkeepers.com

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